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JVM1490SD003 General Electric Microwave - Instructions

All installation instructions for JVM1490SD003 parts

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microwave just stopped working

  • Customer: James from Fall Branch TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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First unplugged the microwave, took top grill off, took control panel off, took wires off and used color coded tape to make sure they went back in right places, took fuse out and replaced it and put every thing back and it all worked fine and to top it off my wife did it all. So it was pretty easy.

Timer, light and control pad worked. Turn table and heat did not work. Oven would not start up.

  • Customer: Pearlie from Beulaville NC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I first read where someone had the same problem. Their solution was a burned-out fuse. I ordered a new fuse...installed it and that did not solve my problem. I revisted PartSelect and read how Marla (from Arlington, TX)solved her problem. I purchased a secondary switch and when it arrived, I made a copy of Marla's instructions and followed them to the letter. I installed the new secondary switch into the secondary space, put everything back together and the oven STILL DID NOT WORK. I had to take the latching panel apart again and test each switch to see if there was another bad one. I found that the third switch was burned out. So I took the new switch out of the second slot and installed it into the third slot. I tested the switches before reinstalling the latching panel. This time everything worked. So I put everything back together, reinstalled the microwave on the wall, tested it again, and everything worked perfectly.

Rack holder had broken off

  • Customer: Bradley V from Plainfield IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered part and looked at the install video and with in 2 minutes the new one was installed

Broken Vent Grille Tabs

  • Customer: Nicholas from Orlando FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First I called General Electric and was told they had the vent grille part and would ship it for $95.00. I then went on line and found the same part number at PartSelect.com. They quoted me a price of $75.00 and I purchased it on line. It arrived within 3 days and had the new vent grille on my G.E. Profile Oven/Microwave within 30 minutes of opening the box. All I did was remove the two screws from the broken grille, removed the grille and put on the new vent grille with only a screwdriver. I highly recommend Parts Select as they exceeded my expectations.

Broken door handle due to heat stress and age 11 yrs.

  • Customer: Bruce from Daytona Beach FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the plastic perimeter molding from inside of door.You can carefully pry it loose with a narrow putty knife. the door handle screws are located directly behind were the handle attached to the outside of the door. I found that a #2 phillip head screwdriver tip with a large handle for good torque and grip works best however the old plastic post inside the face of the door were turning along with the screws from the opposite side. I used a needle nose plyers to hold onto the plastic barrels in the outside of the door while turning the phillips head screwdriver on the inside at the same time. I found this to be somewhat difficult.You must achieve a good bite with the pliers!

No heat

  • Customer: Edwin from New York NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replace the fuses

replace plate

  • Customer: ed from virginia beach VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed cover an replaced

Broken Door Handle

  • Customer: Gary from Wilton NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
No description of repair method with part, or in owner's manual, so I YouTubed the subject. Outer plastic covering was easy to remove by prying off with screwdriver. Be careful not to break clips. Removing door assembly from body was easy- Just lift off of hinges (but you need to remove fan grille at top of microwave first-simple). Removing metal inner door casing to access handle screws was a bit more difficult as you had to remove 6 small screws and then pull the casing from about 8 plastic brackets that hold casing around perimeter. Have to be carefull not to break the brackets. Once that was removed it was easy. With access to door handle screws now visible simply unscrew, remove old handle pieces and reinstall new handle using same screws.

door handle broke off at the attachment points

  • Customer: Steve from Louisville KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This was actually easy, first you must remove the top vent piece found above the door, remove 2 screws and the vent pops off, next simply lift the door(straight up) and it should come off. Place the door on a table face down and pry off the plastic outer square using the putty knife, use care since its plastic there are tabs under that will break. Once off locate 6 screws holding the metal bracket that hold the glass in and remove, the bracket will now come out with a bit of prying, again be careful there are several tabs holding the bracket in. Be careful on tiping the door, the inner glass will drop. Once this is removed you have access to the 2 screws holding the old door handle in, in my case I had to hold the old handle with a plier to prevent the piece from turning while I took the screws out(save the screws), after you removed the old simply pop in the new handle using the old screws reattach and reverse the takedown and reattach the door. 15 minutes

Quit working

  • Customer: William from Socorro NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just like the directions said. Very simple.

one of the rack holders melted and was not functional

  • Customer: Nancy from La Grange IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was so happy to find this part. I had been using an upside down glass bowl to level the rack! once I found part and it arrived it was in in less than 5 seconds!!

Had preheated the convection/microwave oven to bake 2 frenchbread pizzas for 25 minutes. Placed aluminum tray on top of glass plate with pizzas. 20 minutes into baking the plate cracked in half. Why? Don't know. Never had before.

  • Customer: Pines, from Middletown NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Unpacked glass plate from cardboard box and placed atop rotating spindle inside oven - done.

Could not be turned on

  • Customer: Remer from Dothan AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed outer cover and then replaced the T. C. O. located on the left upper side if the unit. Replaced outer cover, tested oven. Oven operates normally.

broken latch hook

  • Customer: David from Pittsburgh PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed. Inside frame with putty knife replace new latch attach spring and line up notch of latch in slots. That was the most difficult part replace inside frame. Done!

Broken microwave glass tray

  • Customer: Frank from Arlington VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Placed the new tray in the microwave.
All Instructions for the JVM1490SD003
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